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  • "Apple PC/Tablets Twists and Turns: While the tablet/PC hybrid has always been an irresistible notion, implementations have fallen short of the Platonic ideal. A look at past efforts leads us to imagine Apple's next steps: Will they copy Microsoft and 'tabletize' the Mac, or continue to concentrate on iPad evolution?"  Monday Note 7:51 AM
  • "Apple Still Selling Over 1 Million iPhone 8's And X's Per Day" Forbes 4:18 PM
  • "iPhone X price premium fears overblown, strong demand continues in U.S., China"  AppleInsider 8:19 AM
  • "Apple: Survey Says 'Very Strong Demand' for iPhone X in China, Says RBC" Barron's 4:14 PM
  • "Peak smartphone? iPhone X flunks 'supercycle' hopes"  The Register 8:08 AM
  • "IPhone X Selling Worse Than Expected? I'm Not Surprised - And Still Bullish" Seeking Alpha 10:50 AM
  • "A more accessible future: AirPods, hearing aids, and the audio technology to make it possible"  9to5Mac 10:23 AM
  • "Apple's India head Sanjay Kaul quits amid company's slowest growth in 5 years" The Economic Times 8:41 PM
  • "Apple ups iPhone prices in India as tax increase makes imports costlier" Reuters 8:06 AM
  • "Apple will host the 2018 Annual Meeting of shareholders at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino on February 13, 2018." Apple Investor 8:35 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 to Developers" MacRumors 12:45 PM
  • "Apple unveils second developer beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3" AppleInsider 12:45 PM
  • "Some of the Lesser-Known New Features in Final Cut Pro 10.4" 9:23 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro 10.4: Hands-on with five small but notable enhancements [Video] 9to5Mac 4:53 PM
  • "How to Reset DNS Cache in macOS High Sierra" OS X Daily 4:18 PM
  • "How to set a different return address in macOS High Sierra Mail" Apple World Today 7:53 AM
  • "But What About the Mac mini?"  512 Pixels 8:16 AM
Press Releases
  • "Liquidware Announces General Availability of Stratusphere UX 6.0" PRNewswire 10:44 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Most Game-Changing New Gadgets: iPhone X, Nintendo Switch, Amazon Key" [Section 1/3 way down page] Fortune 5:42 PM
  • "Fortune 500 Companies 2017: Who Made the List" [Apple #3] Fortune 5:41 PM
  • "Students with autism make music with iPads"  CBS News 6:56 AM
  • "Sorry, Apple Watch Series 3 LTE users: If you want to stop and start service it'll cost you/You'll be paying $10 a month whether you like or not."  Macworld 10:46 AM
  • "Amazon Says Prime Video Had Most First-Week Downloads of Any Apple TV App Ever" MacRumors 9:23 AM
  • "Apple removes imposter 'Cuphead' iOS game from the App Store" Digital Trends 8:39 PM
  • "Apple let a fake $5 Cuphead game into the App Store" The Verge 8:30 AM
  • "Apple let a fake version of a major game slip into the App Store" Business Insider 9:52 AM
  • "Apple Allows Fake Cuphead Game on to the App Store: Cuphead fans were excited briefly, now the developer is trying to get it taken down ASAP." PC Magazine 10:04 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: iPhone may have to seek new name" Cult of Mac 7:50 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "US declares North Korea the culprit behind devastating WannaCry ransomware attack" The Verge 8:34 PM
  • "Newly discovered polymer could make shattered screens a thing of the past" The Next Web 8:32 PM
  • "Tax Plan Strikes at Tech Giants' Foreign Profits: Firms such as Microsoft pay low taxes overseas, but their rates might go up" [Paid Membership Required] 8:31 PM
  • "The Looming Net Neutrality Fight Is Looking Damn Good for Democrats" Gizmodo 8:40 PM
  • "The FCC disproved its own claim that net neutrality was an Obama plot" TechCrunch 8:36 PM
  • "Democrats will try the Republicans' favorite trick to save net neutrality" BGR 5:55 PM
  • "Does phone radiation give you cancer? Probably not, but scientists are still looking into it" The Verge 11:19 AM
  • "'There will be a [Senate] vote' to reinstate net neutrality, Schumer says: Congress could block net neutrality repeal, but Democrats face tough odds." Ars Technica 10:46 AM
  • "More dead commenters appear to come out against Net Neutrality" TechCrunch 9:23 AM
  • "Twitter Purge: Monitoring user behavior off platform starting Dec. 18"  Mashable 8:15 AM
  • "It's un-elfin'-believable what toys can do now: This year's top holiday toys come to life in new ways by responding to voice and motion commands." CNET 8:08 AM
  • "Baby tech makers, please figure out what parents actually need" CNET 8:08 AM
  • "Google Maps: Now it tells you when it's time to get off the train" ZDNet 8:07 AM
  • "Google kills off 3D depth mapping project Tango" V3 7:51 AM
  • "Facebook is clamping down on posts that ask people for Likes or shares" Recode 7:51 AM
  • "You can now block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook"  Telegraph 7:50 AM
  • "Artificial intelligence will detect child abuse images to save police from trauma" Telegraph 7:50 AM
  • "Russia meddled on Twitter after UK terror attacks, study says" BBC 7:44 AM
  • "TMO Background Mode Interview with Technical Journalist Dr. Gina Smith" The Mac Observer 1:45 PM
  • "The Mac's Future, Ronald D. Moore's Apple TV Show Deal -TMO Daily Observations 2017-12-18" The Mac Observer 12:41 PM
  • "Drafts: How Merlin uses it and what Greg's doing next" [Podcast] iMore 8:15 AM
  • "Is Silicon Valley threatening democracy? Noam Cohen, author of 'The Know-It-Alls,' thinks so, and explains why on the latest Recode Decode." [Podcast] Recode 7:50 AM
  • "US Apple Online Store now offers next-day delivery on all iPhone X models" 9to5Mac 9:23 AM
  • "Sold out! Don't count on AirPods as a last minute gift this year"  iDownload Blog 7:50 AM
  • "AirPods will be impossible to find for the rest of the year" BGR 8:07 AM
  • "Apple AirPods May Be Sold Out Until 2018" 24/7 Wall St. 6:42 AM
  • "AirPods: Apple's wearable Christmas surprise/With stocks running dry it looks like lots of Apple users will wake to AirPods under the tree this season, as Cupertino carves its post-smartphone future." Computerworld 10:05 AM
  • "The first beta of iOS 11.2.5 has been release by Apple for Public Beta Testers" ModMy 8:06 AM
  • "Geekbench Scores Try to Show Correlation Between Degrading iPhone Batteries and Reduced Performance" iPhone Hacks 8:30 PM
  • "iPhone Performance and Battery Age"  Geekbench 12:45 PM
  • "Apple iOS 11.2.1 Starts Causing Problems" Forbes 8:39 PM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:42 AM
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:42 AM
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7:42 AM

  • "Review: Zagg Slim Book for 10.5-inch iPad Pro, a versatile alternative to Apple's Smart Keyboard" 9to5Mac 8:31 PM
  • "Review: IK's latest iRig Keys I/O hybrid MIDI controller doubles as an audio interface" 9to5Mac 4:01 PM
  • "Amazon Echo Spot review: As smart as it is cute/This alarm clock's tiny screen belies a big feature set." Engadget 11:19 AM
  • "Kanex GoPower Watch, a Flexible Portable Charger for Apple Watch" The Mac Observer 3:58 PM
  • "Review: Amphion Helium410 Bookshelf Speakers" iLounge 4:13 PM
  • "Nuheara IQbuds intelligent truly wireless earbuds review" The Gadgeteer 1:46 PM
  • "Review: The Vava VOOM 21 Bluetooth Speaker – A Compact Sound Powerhouse" MacTrast 8:06 AM
  • "Shinola Canfield on-ear headphones review: These cans are made for hipsters, not audiophiles" PCWorld 6:59 AM
  • "Remo+ Doorcam review: This wireless security camera hangs on your front door" TechHive 6:57 AM
  • "Horipad Ultimate vs SteelSeries Nimbus: Which Apple TV Game Controller Should You Buy?" iMore 10:04 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Playdead's INSIDE review: There is beauty in death" iMore 4:12 PM
  • "The iPhone X Gestures You Should Master" Lifehacker 4:13 PM
  • "iOS: How To Set Up Your iPad as an iOS Security Camera" The Mac Observer 1:46 PM
  • "How To Refund An iOS App That You Purchased By Accident" AddictiveTips 12:19 PM
  • "Setting Up and Using iPhone Lost Mode" MacMost 9:15 AM
  • "How To Take a Quick Selfie on Your iPhone Using 3D Touch Under iOS 11 News, Mac, iPhone & iPad How To & Reviews" MacTrast 8:06 AM
  • "How to use a stronger passcode on iPhone or iPad" iDownload Blog 7:50 AM
  • "What will the 2018 iPhone be like? - Video" ZDNet 9:12 PM
  • "Poor iPhone X Sales Are Good News For Apple" Forbes 8:34 PM
  • "Do You Think the 'Notch Design' is Here to Stay?" iPhone Hacks 8:29 PM
  • "Is iPhone X Face ID racist? Apple criticised as feature easily bypassed" TrustedReviews 4:13 PM
  • "Guess Who's Gaining on Apple and Spotify in Streaming Music?" The Motley Fool 11:25 AM
  • "Amazon's fake review problem" The Loop 8:15 AM
  • "The state of AI adoption: An overview of adoption, and suggestions to companies interested in AI technologies." O'Reilly 11:18 AM
  • "Restoring Net Neutrality with the Decentralized Web" AddictiveTips 7:50 AM
  • "Bogus FCC comments bashing net neutrality includes one from 'Obama'" The Next Web 7:45 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "10 of our favorite iPhone-controlled gifts" iDownload Blog 5:40 PM
  • "'VAST' is a Cool-Looking Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter that's Exclusive to the Apple TV" Touch Arcade 4:53 PM
  • "Musixmatch 7.0 brings overhauled UI, colorful lyrics experience, new functionality & more" iDownload Blog 11:19 AM
  • "Google updates Trips and Zagat apps with iPhone X support" iDownload Blog 10:50 AM
  • "The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of December 18: Moneyspire, All Things Tech, and Parties" The MUG Center 9:13 AM
  • "Tudio Klip can help prevent Lightning cables from fraying" Apple World Today 7:53 AM
  • "'Rainbrow' is an iPhone X game you play with your eyebrows" Engadget 7:46 AM
  • "America's Favorite Puzzle Creator Publishes a New Picture + Word Game" prMac 6:57 AM
  • "CREATEit 2.5 - An iPad Solution for Students learning at Different Rates" prMac 6:57 AM
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft commits $50 million to apply AI to the problem of global climate change" TechRepublic 8:38 AM
  • "HP ENVY x2 Windows Tablet Coming in 2018" Ecoustics 8:31 AM
  • "HP installs new post-print press at Carmel Frenkel" Packaging News 8:22 AM
  • "HP's Keylogger Not a Keylogger, Says Synaptics" Softpedia 8:22 AM
  • "Dell launches 'XPS 13" laptop in India at Rs 84,590 powered by Intel" Business Standard 8:18 AM
  • "Reviews: Dell XPS 13 Review" TechSpot 8:13 AM
  • "Intel launches 'Knights Mill' Xeon Phi CPUs" CPU World 8:12 AM
  • "Acer details specs and prices of its Ryzen Mobile-powered Swift 3s" The Tech Report 8:13 AM
  • "AMD Reverses Some Of Its 2017 Losses After Analyst Upgrade" Benzinga 4:02 PM
  • "AMD 7nm 'Super Secret' Navi GPU Spotted In Driver, 2H 2018 Launch Expected" WCCFTech 8:10 AM
  • "In the Epyc center: More Zen server CPU specs, prices sneak out of AMD" The Register 8:10 AM
  • "Oracle to buy Australian cloud-based software developer Aconex for $1.2 bn" domain-b 8:05 AM
  • "Oracle acquires Aconex" DigiTimes 8:04 AM
  • "Aconex Surges 44% After Accepting $1.6 Billion Buyout Offer from Oracle" Barron's 8:04 AM
  • "Oracle Corp. Pulled Back Following Q2 Report" RTTNews 8:07 AM
  • "Oracle And Its Cloud Business Are In Great Shape--And Here Are 10 Reasons Why" Forbes 8:06 AM
  • "Oracle's bet on the cloud pays off as revenues soar" IT PRO 8:05 AM
  • "Oracle to acquire Australian cloud company Aconex for $1.19bn in cash" Computing 8:07 AM
  • "Java JDK 10: What new features to expect in the next Java" InfoWorld 7:46 AM
  • "Inside Cisco's DNA Center – the dashboard for intent-based networking" Network World 8:01 AM
  • "How Cisco Is Transforming Customer Engagement Through Automation" Forbes 4:18 PM
  • "Cisco Up 12% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue?" Nasdaq 8:01 AM
  • "Why moving to the cloud can help boost security and compliance [Q&A] BetaNews 7:45 AM
  • "Cloud computing: Getting bigger but more complicated too" ZDNet 7:43 AM
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple breaks $177, heads for record close" Apple 3.0 4:02 PM
  • "Apple suppliers boost Taiwan tech sales by 9.3% in November" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:13 PM
Industry News
  • "Stocks close at records in broad tax-driven rally; Dow posts 70th record close of 2017: Dow posts highest number of record closes in a year ever" MarketWatch 5:51 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Blast to New Records on Tax Plan Hopes: The Nasdaq crossed 7,000 for the first time on Monday but ended just points below that level." TheStreet 5:51 PM
  • "Tax plan optimism propels Wall Street to record highs" Reuters 5:50 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Set Fresh Records; Nasdaq Crosses 7000 Intraday: Dow Jones Industrial Average registers its 70th record close of the year as investors extend bets on the tax overhaul" [Paid Membership Required] 5:50 PM
  • "Financials drive gains in Japan, Australia on investor optimism over U.S. tax plan: Financial stocks drove gains in Japan and Australia on Monday as investors reacted to prospects of a completed tax bill getting through Congress this week." MarketWatch 7:10 AM
  • "European stocks rally on U.S. tax-reform optimism with banks in charge: European stocks rose for the first time in four session on Monday, with banks leading the charge north on hopes the highly anticipated tax reform in the U.S. will get passed this week and provide a boon for the financial sector." MarketWatch 11:43 AM

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